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  • posted a message on Ninja plainswalker Bait
    Neither version of the card has anything black about its mechanics. The +1 is still also not useful the turn it transforms, which is not great - it can still be activated, of course, but you need additional combats for it to ever matter.

    The idea of a Ninja planeswalker is pretty great and ninjutsu + the transform condition is neat. Just, think what abilities would a UB Ninja 'walker actually use?
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on July 15, 2019
    The DCC: July 15, 2019

    Welcome to the DCC!
    If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post in the DCC Discussion Thread.


    How To Play


    How does this card-making game work? It's simple! Whenever your card receives a vote in the day's poll, you receive [1] point for the month. If your card ends up with the most votes for that day, you will receive [2] additional points for the month. In the event of a tie, each person who tied receives [1] additional point. At the end of each month, the person with the most points on the scoreboard wins that month, then the scoreboard is cleared for the next month. You can participate in as many or as few days as you want in any month.


    Rules


    • Each day you may post any card you want. On the next day all of the posted cards will be put into a poll the thread as long as your card didn't get disqualified - see the next point for more details. If you post more than one card in a DCC thread, only the first card you post will be taken.
    • When you vote, you need to make exactly two votes for two different people. Vote for the cards that are listed in the first post, not other cards being posted in the thread. If you notice that you've only voted for one person, include your second vote in a post, even if you're not submitting a card.
    • If you want to change your vote for any reason, post that change in the day's thread (you can include it with your card if you want). Changed votes in the discussion thread will be ignored.
    • Voting for only one person, for three or more people, or for yourself will earn you an asterisk by your name in the monthly leaderboard. So will failing to vote if you've posted a card. (We're not going to do anything about people who don't vote or post cards; that would be kind of silly.) This indicates that you're on probation for the next 21 days. If you're on probation and you make another improper vote, your card will be disqualified. Repeated disqualification is grounds for warnings and/or infractions for not following the game rules, so please don't do it.
    • Voting for everything in the poll will be grounds for a lifetime ban from the DCC. Don't do it. It just wastes the thread creators' time.
    • If you wish to post a render, please use the hyperlink option when posting your card and make the card name the image link. Renders are usually large enough to clog up the list, so submit a text-formed card and (optionally) a link in the name to the render.
    • This thread is just for your card submission. Take your questions/comments to our discussion thread. If it's a question, comment, or complaint about probation, PM me instead and I'll explain it.
    • Anyone can post the new thread for the day. When you post it, make sure that:
      • You have a poll in the thread;
      • You include everyone's cards (excluding cards that have been disqualified);
      • The poll is marked as public and multiple choice with a one-day time limit; and
      • You update the leaderboard with the previous day's scores.
    (An easy way to post the new thread is to hit the multiquote button on every post in the previous day's thread, then click Post Reply. Select everything in this post, copy it, and then paste it into the first post for a new thread. You'll have to clean up a few small things, like quote tags around the opening post and the previous day's cards.)


    Notes of the Day

    This note will probably remain the same the whole month: This month of the DCC will all be taking place here on MTGSalvation, MTGNexus will formally open to the public in mid-July, the first MTGNexus DCC will begin in August.

    DCC July Scoreboard


    void_nothing 37 (+5)
    netn10 32 (+1)
    DiscardUnearth 26 (+2)
    Indighost 25
    bravelion83 25 (+2)
    kwanyeegor 20 (+0)
    IcariiFA 11
    Zemoo 10 (+1)
    BlackWaltz3 1 (+1)
    Phyrexian Editor 0
    Rudyard 0

    Blaackwaltz (but I think it should probably be a Gideon, and also have Gideon's damage prevention clause), netn10 (although I would add an additional cost/restriction to playing it from the graveyard)


    Conditioned Ferocity 3G
    Enchant Creature (U)
    Enhance 2 (Whenever a permanent is enchanted by this card, put 2 enhancement counters on that permanent.)
    Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 for each enhancement counter on it.
    G: Return ~ to it's owner's hand.
    Quote from bravelion83 »
    Votes: DiscardUnearth, void_nothing

    Esper Confluence 3WUB
    Sorcery (R)
    Choose three. You may choose the same mode more than once.
    • Return target nonland permanent to its owner’s hand.
    • Exile target creature with power 4 or greater.
    • Target player sacrifices a creature.
    Quote from netn10 »
    Votes: bravelion83, void_nothing

    Veraska"s Bodyguards 2BG
    Creature - Gorgon Assassin (Rare)
    Flash
    First strike, deathtouch, trample, vigilance.
    Even Dimir assassins are afraid of the green glares near the undercity.
    2/2
    Quote from void_nothing »
    Votes: DiscardUnearth, bravelion83

    Psyche Leech 3U
    Creature - Nightmare Leech (U)
    When Psyche Leech is put into a graveyard from anywhere, draw a card, then exile a card from your hand.
    U, Sacrifice Psyche Leech: Counter target noncreature spell with converted mana cost 3 or less.
    3/3
    Quote from kwanyeegor »
    zemoo void

    Arising Thunder 3RG
    Creature--Elemental (Rare)
    Flying
    all creatures with flying have "T: this creature deals 1 damage to target creature without flying"
    all creatures without flying have "T: this creature deals 1 damage to target creature with flying"
    5/6
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on CCL July, Top 6: All Must Be Compleat
    CCL July Round 3

    “All Must Be Compleat



    Immolating Souleater, taken from ChannelFireball, by Austin Hsu and Wizards of the Coast
    Welcome to the Card Creation League! Everyone is free to participate in either or both of the first two rounds. Come join us!

    Theme

    This month will be a loving tribute to the most important BBcode tags in this forum: the venerable [mana][/mana] tag.

    Challenge
    Design a card with Phyrexian mana symbols of two or more colors (at least two of (W/P), (U/P), (B/P), (R/P), or (G/P)) somewhere in it.

    • The symbol for white Phyrexian mana in mana tags is {WP} and so on for the other colors.
    • Make sure to include a rarity.

    PLEASE NOTE: This month will NO LONGER use the "mandatory top 3" rule. Critiques and top 3s will each be worth one bonus point per round but it will be possible to score points and advance even without submitting a top 3. This will also be done on a trial basis; future months may once again require top 3s from contestants.

    Contestants:
    bravelion83
    Jimmy Groove
    Eventide Sojourner
    Subject16
    netn10
    Mr. Rithaniel

    Your submissions are due Wednesday, July 17th, 23:59 EST.

    Schedule

    • Round 1 — Open to Everyone (July 1st-5th)
    • Round 2 — Open to Everyone (July 6th–10th)
    • Rounds 1 and 2 Critiques (Due July 13th)
    • Top 6 — Open to top 6 finishers (July 14th–17th)
    • Top 6 Critiques (Due July 20th)
    • Final (End of month, winner determined by public poll)

    IMPORTANT NOTE: This will be a shortened CCL month as it is - now for sure - the last one that will be officially supported on MTGSalvation. For that reason, deadlines will be strictly enforced, aiming to be absolutely finished before 7/31. MTGNexus is complete and will open to public in mid-July. As of August, the home of the CCL will be MTGNexus.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on July 14, 2019
    Votes: DiscardUnearth, bravelion83

    Psyche Leech 3U
    Creature - Nightmare Leech (U)
    When Psyche Leech is put into a graveyard from anywhere, draw a card, then exile a card from your hand.
    U, Sacrifice Psyche Leech: Counter target noncreature spell with converted mana cost 3 or less.
    3/3
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on CCL July, Round 2 - Optional Payment Plan
    Congratulations to the top 6:

    bravelion83
    Jimmy Groove
    Eventide Sojourner
    Subject16
    netn10
    Mr. Rithaniel

    Round will go up shortly.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on July 14, 2019
    The DCC: July 14, 2019

    Welcome to the DCC!
    If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post in the DCC Discussion Thread.


    How To Play


    How does this card-making game work? It's simple! Whenever your card receives a vote in the day's poll, you receive [1] point for the month. If your card ends up with the most votes for that day, you will receive [2] additional points for the month. In the event of a tie, each person who tied receives [1] additional point. At the end of each month, the person with the most points on the scoreboard wins that month, then the scoreboard is cleared for the next month. You can participate in as many or as few days as you want in any month.


    Rules


    • Each day you may post any card you want. On the next day all of the posted cards will be put into a poll the thread as long as your card didn't get disqualified - see the next point for more details. If you post more than one card in a DCC thread, only the first card you post will be taken.
    • When you vote, you need to make exactly two votes for two different people. Vote for the cards that are listed in the first post, not other cards being posted in the thread. If you notice that you've only voted for one person, include your second vote in a post, even if you're not submitting a card.
    • If you want to change your vote for any reason, post that change in the day's thread (you can include it with your card if you want). Changed votes in the discussion thread will be ignored.
    • Voting for only one person, for three or more people, or for yourself will earn you an asterisk by your name in the monthly leaderboard. So will failing to vote if you've posted a card. (We're not going to do anything about people who don't vote or post cards; that would be kind of silly.) This indicates that you're on probation for the next 21 days. If you're on probation and you make another improper vote, your card will be disqualified. Repeated disqualification is grounds for warnings and/or infractions for not following the game rules, so please don't do it.
    • Voting for everything in the poll will be grounds for a lifetime ban from the DCC. Don't do it. It just wastes the thread creators' time.
    • If you wish to post a render, please use the hyperlink option when posting your card and make the card name the image link. Renders are usually large enough to clog up the list, so submit a text-formed card and (optionally) a link in the name to the render.
    • This thread is just for your card submission. Take your questions/comments to our discussion thread. If it's a question, comment, or complaint about probation, PM me instead and I'll explain it.
    • Anyone can post the new thread for the day. When you post it, make sure that:
      • You have a poll in the thread;
      • You include everyone's cards (excluding cards that have been disqualified);
      • The poll is marked as public and multiple choice with a one-day time limit; and
      • You update the leaderboard with the previous day's scores.
    (An easy way to post the new thread is to hit the multiquote button on every post in the previous day's thread, then click Post Reply. Select everything in this post, copy it, and then paste it into the first post for a new thread. You'll have to clean up a few small things, like quote tags around the opening post and the previous day's cards.)


    Notes of the Day

    This note will probably remain the same the whole month: This month of the DCC will all be taking place here on MTGSalvation, MTGNexus will formally open to the public in mid-July, the first MTGNexus DCC will begin in August.

    DCC July Scoreboard


    void_nothing 32 (+1)
    netn10 31 (+6)
    Indighost 25 (+2)
    DiscardUnearth 24 (+2)
    bravelion83 23 (+3)
    kwanyeegor 20 (+0)
    IcariiFA 11
    Zemoo 9 (+2)
    Phyrexian Editor 0
    Rudyard 0
    BlackWaltz3 0 (+0)

    Quote from netn10 »
    Votes: Zemoo, bravelion83

    Golgari Moss-Hydra XBGG
    Creature - Zombie Plant Hydra (Mythic)
    Golgari Moss-Hydra enters the battlefield with an additional X +1/+1 counters on it.
    Counters remain on Golgari Moss-Hydra as it moves to any zone other than a player's hand or library.
    You may cast Golgari Moss-Hydra from your graveyard.
    0/0
    bravelion83, Indighost

    Nimbus Elemental 2U
    Creature - Elemental (C)
    Flying
    U: Switch ~'s power and toughness until end of turn.
    1/3
    Quote from bravelion83 »
    Votes: netn10, Indighost

    Archer’s Talent (R/G)(R/G)
    Enchantment — Aura (C)
    Enchant creature
    Enchanted creature gets +2/+0 and has reach.
    When Archer’s Talent enters the battlefield, if RG was spent to cast it, draw a card.
    “Having a bow and arrows means nothing if you don’t know how to use them.”
    —Halrok, elvish ranger

    Quote from BlackWaltz3 »
    V:netn10, discardunearth

    Ajani the Proud GW
    Legendary Planeswalker - Ajani (M)
    +1: Put a +1/+1 counter on up to one target creature. When that creature deals combat damage to a player this turn put a loyalty counter on Ajani the Proud.
    0: Ajani the Proud becomes an X/X green and white Cat creature where X is equal to Ajani’s loyalty.
    -X: You may cast a planeswalker with converted mana cost X or less from your hand without paying its mana cost. Gain X life.
    (1)
    Quote from kwanyeegor »
    zemoo discardunearth

    Utvara Assassin 1R
    Creature--Goblin Assassin (Common)
    When Utvara Assassin enters the battlefield it deals 2 damage to target creature you control and 2 damage to target creature you don't control
    In utvara district thugs are cheap, but they may not be as effective as you want
    2/2
    Quote from Zemoo »
    votes: netn10, void_nothing

    Gyre Challenger 1G
    Creature - Elf Warrior (R)
    Whenever a Creature enters the battlefield under an opponent's control, if that creature has greater power or toughness than ~, put a +1/+1 counter on ~.
    1/2
    Quote from void_nothing »
    Votes: bravelion83, netn10

    Ilagra's Verdict 1RWB
    Sorcery (C)
    Choose one -
    • Exile target creature.
    • Target player loses 4 life.
    The Mardu have always understood justice and suffering as intertwined.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on July 13, 2019
    Votes: bravelion83, netn10

    Ilagra's Verdict 1RWB
    Sorcery (C)
    Choose one -
    • Exile target creature.
    • Target player loses 4 life.
    The Mardu have always understood justice and suffering as intertwined.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on July 13, 2019
    The DCC: July 13, 2019

    Welcome to the DCC!
    If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post in the DCC Discussion Thread.


    How To Play


    How does this card-making game work? It's simple! Whenever your card receives a vote in the day's poll, you receive [1] point for the month. If your card ends up with the most votes for that day, you will receive [2] additional points for the month. In the event of a tie, each person who tied receives [1] additional point. At the end of each month, the person with the most points on the scoreboard wins that month, then the scoreboard is cleared for the next month. You can participate in as many or as few days as you want in any month.


    Rules


    • Each day you may post any card you want. On the next day all of the posted cards will be put into a poll the thread as long as your card didn't get disqualified - see the next point for more details. If you post more than one card in a DCC thread, only the first card you post will be taken.
    • When you vote, you need to make exactly two votes for two different people. Vote for the cards that are listed in the first post, not other cards being posted in the thread. If you notice that you've only voted for one person, include your second vote in a post, even if you're not submitting a card.
    • If you want to change your vote for any reason, post that change in the day's thread (you can include it with your card if you want). Changed votes in the discussion thread will be ignored.
    • Voting for only one person, for three or more people, or for yourself will earn you an asterisk by your name in the monthly leaderboard. So will failing to vote if you've posted a card. (We're not going to do anything about people who don't vote or post cards; that would be kind of silly.) This indicates that you're on probation for the next 21 days. If you're on probation and you make another improper vote, your card will be disqualified. Repeated disqualification is grounds for warnings and/or infractions for not following the game rules, so please don't do it.
    • Voting for everything in the poll will be grounds for a lifetime ban from the DCC. Don't do it. It just wastes the thread creators' time.
    • If you wish to post a render, please use the hyperlink option when posting your card and make the card name the image link. Renders are usually large enough to clog up the list, so submit a text-formed card and (optionally) a link in the name to the render.
    • This thread is just for your card submission. Take your questions/comments to our discussion thread. If it's a question, comment, or complaint about probation, PM me instead and I'll explain it.
    • Anyone can post the new thread for the day. When you post it, make sure that:
      • You have a poll in the thread;
      • You include everyone's cards (excluding cards that have been disqualified);
      • The poll is marked as public and multiple choice with a one-day time limit; and
      • You update the leaderboard with the previous day's scores.
    (An easy way to post the new thread is to hit the multiquote button on every post in the previous day's thread, then click Post Reply. Select everything in this post, copy it, and then paste it into the first post for a new thread. You'll have to clean up a few small things, like quote tags around the opening post and the previous day's cards.)


    Notes of the Day

    This note will probably remain the same the whole month: This month of the DCC will all be taking place here on MTGSalvation, MTGNexus will formally open to the public in mid-July, the first MTGNexus DCC will begin in August.

    DCC July Scoreboard


    void_nothing 31 (+7)
    netn10 25
    Indighost 23 (+4)
    DiscardUnearth 22 (+1)
    kwanyeegor 20 (+0)
    bravelion83 20 (+3)
    IcariiFA 11
    Zemoo 7 (+1)
    Phyrexian Editor 0
    Rudyard 0

    Quote from bravelion83 »
    Votes: Indighost, void_nothing

    Entangling Roots 2(G/W)
    Instant (C)
    Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt by creatures your opponents control this turn. You gain 1 life for each attacking creature.
    Many people pride themselves on being protectors of nature, but nature makes sure you respect it and its laws all by itself.
    Quote from BlackWaltz3 »
    Votes: Bravelion83, Voidnothing

    Eljon, the Uniter W/G mana W/G mana W/G mana
    Legendary Creature - Human Elf (R)
    Champion an Elf or Human (When this enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless you exile another Elf or Human you control. When this leaves the battlefield, that card returns to the battlefield.)
    Green creatures you control get +1/+1
    White creatures you control get +1/+1
    2/2
    Quote from Zemoo »
    Votes: DiscardUnearth, Indighost

    Prized Escort 4
    Artifact - Vehicle (R)
    Crew - 1
    Whenever ~ deals combat damage to an opponent, you may exchange control of it and target permanent that player controls.
    1/5
    Quote from netn10 »
    Votes: void_nothing, Indighost

    Cleanse the Sky W/G mana
    Instant (Common)
    Destroy target attacking or blocking creature with flying.
    "The skies are not yours to take."
    bravelion83, void_nothing

    Endless Paradise XXG
    Enchantment - Aura (U)
    Enchant Land
    Enhance X (Whenever a permanent is enchanted by this card, put X enhancement counters on that permanent.)
    Whenever enchanted land is tapped for mana, it produces an additional mana of the type produced for each enhancement counter on it.
    Quote from kwanyeegor »
    bravelion void

    Faded Specter B
    Creature--Specter (Uncommon)
    Flying
    whenever Faded Specter deals combat damage to a player, you may pay B and 2 life. If you do, that player discards a card
    1/1
    Quote from Indighost »
    Bravelion, discard unearth

    Overwhelming Zeal 1RW
    Sorcery (C)
    Untap target creature and gain control of it until end of turn. It gains haste and lifelink until end of turn.
    Quote from void_nothing »
    Votes: Zemoo, Indighost

    Battle in the Glade G
    Enchantment (R)
    Flash
    Prevent all noncombat damage that would be dealt during combat.
    "Ideally, even war should be dignified and its ending should be silent." - Doran
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on July 12, 2019
    Votes: Zemoo, Indighost

    Battle in the Glade G
    Enchantment (R)
    Flash
    Prevent all noncombat damage that would be dealt during combat.
    "Ideally, even war should be dignified and its ending should be silent." - Doran
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on [Monthly Card Contest] ***MCC*** Discussion Thread
    Since I'm fairly confident the mana tags haven't started reordering symbols: Did you edit your post? If so, when?

    One of the really awful things about this forum's software is that edits made too close to when the post was originally made will not only not display, but will prevent any further editing that isn't "substantial" enough as well. I would suggest editing your post again and typing, say, "placeholder" at the bottom, then removing it a few minutes later once the correct text is displaying.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on July MCC Round 2 - The promised end (JUDGING)
    Quote from IcariiFA »
    any instant automatically fails the Main Challenge, and will be thus DQ'ed. You've been warned.

    An instant that returned all creatures to their owners hands would get around it's protection and should be legal, no?
    Absolutely, if it doesn't DEBT then protection doesn't stop it.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on July 12, 2019
    The DCC: July 12, 2019

    Welcome to the DCC!
    If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post in the DCC Discussion Thread.


    How To Play


    How does this card-making game work? It's simple! Whenever your card receives a vote in the day's poll, you receive [1] point for the month. If your card ends up with the most votes for that day, you will receive [2] additional points for the month. In the event of a tie, each person who tied receives [1] additional point. At the end of each month, the person with the most points on the scoreboard wins that month, then the scoreboard is cleared for the next month. You can participate in as many or as few days as you want in any month.


    Rules


    • Each day you may post any card you want. On the next day all of the posted cards will be put into a poll the thread as long as your card didn't get disqualified - see the next point for more details. If you post more than one card in a DCC thread, only the first card you post will be taken.
    • When you vote, you need to make exactly two votes for two different people. Vote for the cards that are listed in the first post, not other cards being posted in the thread. If you notice that you've only voted for one person, include your second vote in a post, even if you're not submitting a card.
    • If you want to change your vote for any reason, post that change in the day's thread (you can include it with your card if you want). Changed votes in the discussion thread will be ignored.
    • Voting for only one person, for three or more people, or for yourself will earn you an asterisk by your name in the monthly leaderboard. So will failing to vote if you've posted a card. (We're not going to do anything about people who don't vote or post cards; that would be kind of silly.) This indicates that you're on probation for the next 21 days. If you're on probation and you make another improper vote, your card will be disqualified. Repeated disqualification is grounds for warnings and/or infractions for not following the game rules, so please don't do it.
    • Voting for everything in the poll will be grounds for a lifetime ban from the DCC. Don't do it. It just wastes the thread creators' time.
    • If you wish to post a render, please use the hyperlink option when posting your card and make the card name the image link. Renders are usually large enough to clog up the list, so submit a text-formed card and (optionally) a link in the name to the render.
    • This thread is just for your card submission. Take your questions/comments to our discussion thread. If it's a question, comment, or complaint about probation, PM me instead and I'll explain it.
    • Anyone can post the new thread for the day. When you post it, make sure that:
      • You have a poll in the thread;
      • You include everyone's cards (excluding cards that have been disqualified);
      • The poll is marked as public and multiple choice with a one-day time limit; and
      • You update the leaderboard with the previous day's scores.
    (An easy way to post the new thread is to hit the multiquote button on every post in the previous day's thread, then click Post Reply. Select everything in this post, copy it, and then paste it into the first post for a new thread. You'll have to clean up a few small things, like quote tags around the opening post and the previous day's cards.)


    Notes of the Day

    This note will probably remain the same the whole month: This month of the DCC will all be taking place here on MTGSalvation, MTGNexus will formally open to the public in mid-July, the first MTGNexus DCC will begin in August.

    DCC July Scoreboard


    netn10 25 (+2)
    void_nothing 24 (+2)
    DiscardUnearth 21 (+6)
    kwanyeegor 20 (+2)
    Indighost 19 (+1)
    bravelion83 17 (+1)
    IcariiFA 11
    Zemoo 6 (+0)
    Phyrexian Editor 0
    Rudyard 0

    Quote from bravelion83 »
    Votes: netn10, Indighost

    Gardener of Vigor GG
    Creature — Elf Druid (R)
    Whenever a land enters the battlefield tapped and under your control, untap it.
    “The soil might look devoid of life, but all the small invisible living organisms it contains could defeat a giant by working together.”
    1/3
    Quote from Zemoo »
    Votes: DiscardUnearth, void_nothing

    Redemption Arc RRRR
    Instant (M)
    You may only cast this spell on an opponent's turn, during their pre-combat main phase.
    Choose up to one creature card in your hand and put it onto the battlefield under control of the player whose turn it is, it gains haste. Gain control of that creature at the beginning of the next end step.
    bravelion83, kwanyeegor

    Crumbling Forum
    Land (R)
    T: Add 1. Scry 1. Add a crack counter to ~.
    3: Remove a crack counter from ~.
    When ~ has 3 or more crack counters, sacrifice it.
    Quote from kwanyeegor »
    discardunearth voidnothing

    Sea-Roost Drake 3U
    Creature--Drake (Uncommon)
    Flying
    When Sea-Roost Drake enters the battlefield, return target island to its owner's hand
    4/3
    Quote from void_nothing »
    Votes: DiscardUnearth, kwanyeegor

    Izmundi Fuser 5R
    Creature - Elemental Wizard (R)
    When Izmundi Fuser enters the battlefield, choose two target Elemental creatures you control. Create a blue and red Weird creature token with power equal to those creatures' total power and toughness equal to their total toughness.
    5U: Return Izmundi Fuser to its owner's hand.
    3/3
    Quote from Indighost »
    Netn10, discardunearth

    Distortion Mantle 1U
    Enchantment - Aura (U)
    Enchant creature
    Enchanted creature gets +0/+1 and hexproof.
    2R, discard ~: Change the target of target spell with only one target.
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on July 11, 2019
    Votes: DiscardUnearth, kwanyeegor

    Izmundi Fuser 5R
    Creature - Elemental Wizard (R)
    When Izmundi Fuser enters the battlefield, choose two target Elemental creatures you control. Create a blue and red Weird creature token with power equal to those creatures' total power and toughness equal to their total toughness.
    5U: Return Izmundi Fuser to its owner's hand.
    3/3
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on July MCC Round 1 - Kaleidoscopic end
    My God this is one of the strongest MCC rounds I've ever judged. Don't feel bad if you get eliminated because all of these cards would have passed with flying colors in any other bracket. Not a bad idea in the bunch.
    Design -
    (2/3) Appeal: "Just a toolbox" doesn't excite Txmmy but Jxnny and Spike both like that.
    (3/3) Elegance: Pretty elegant stuff.

    Development -
    (3/3) Viability: Fine colors and rarity.
    (3/3) Balance: Very potent even at four mana, given all the things it does, but fine.

    Creativity -
    (2/3) Uniqueness: Obviously a Grand Arbiter Augustin IV callback is intended but tapped and untapped as a toggle with a T activated ability is relatively unexplored territory.
    (2/3) Flavor: Not a fan of the name - it just feels like a playtest name, it's so generic. Even something like "Book of the Lyev" or somesuch would be more compelling. Flavor text also has quotes with no attribution; this is fine if the art clearly depicts the person speaking, but I can't imagine a person would prominently feature in the art that's supposed to focus on the book.

    Polish -
    (3/3) Quality: OK.
    (2/2) *Main Challenge: Done.
    (2/2) Subchallenges: Done.

    Total: 22/25
    Design -
    (3/3) Appeal: Who doesn't want to cast a narrow subset of cards for a lot less mana? Why, you can ramp out Sphinx Sovereign and Sphinx of the Steel Wind with ease!
    (2.5/3) Elegance: Interlocking cost increases and reductions are slightly awkward but it helps a lot that they're never meant to apply to the same spell.

    Development -
    (3/3) Viability: Colors and rarity seem right.
    (2.5/3) Balance: The mana cost is color-intensive, but even so I think the card is a little too powerful, especially since one makes all the other copies free.

    Creativity -
    (3/3) Uniqueness: Cost increases and reductions are old as the hills but this is a nice, fresh take on them.
    (3/3) Flavor: Really good stuff.

    Polish -
    (2/3) Quality: Effects that reduce colored mana costs need to say "This reduces only the amount of colored mana you pay".
    (2/2) *Main Challenge: Good.
    (2/2) Subchallenges: Done.

    Total: 23/25
    Design -
    (2/3) Appeal: Primarily a Jxnny/Spike card. Jxnny for all the weirdness and combo potential of recurring any number of times from anywhere; and Spike for a cheap mana rock for enchantment-based decks.
    (2.5/3) Elegance: The "graveyard from anywhere" clause is sort of unusual, but nothing about this card is overly complex.

    Development -
    (3/3) Viability: Bizarre-but-not-big-enough-to-be-rare is part of what uncommon is for, and... yeah, I guess this card could be those hybrid colors, sure. Not a lot of precedent.
    (2.5/3) Balance: I'm sort of worried about all the artifact sacrificing you can do with this card, but at least it's not a two-card infinite with Krark-Clan Ironworks or anything like that.

    Creativity -
    (3/3) Uniqueness: I think it goes without saying that this card is very strange.
    (3/3) Flavor: Flavor is out-there, and flavor text is a bit overlong, but what an intriguing piece of worldbuilding.

    Polish -
    (3/3) Quality: Good.
    (2/2) *Main Challenge: Done.
    (2/2) Subchallenges: And done.

    Total: 23/25
    Design -
    (2.5/3) Appeal: A "big feel", epic-seeming card for Txmmy. Plenty of interactivity and combos for Jxnny. Spike likes the versatility but not the symmetricality.
    (2.5/3) Elegance: A lot of words on this card, but it gets its point across.

    Development -
    (3/3) Viability: Yes white/yes black/yes mythic.
    (3/3) Balance: Redundancy for the Exquisite Bond combo? That's the one truly game-ending thing I can find to do with this card. Otherwise, strong as a build-around but could backfire.

    Creativity -
    (2.5/3) Uniqueness: Sort of like Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond strapped together. Except... it's symmetrical. And you switch between them. And there's a T ability. Something of an unusual card, in other words.
    (2.5/3) Flavor: Name is on-the-nose but feels just right. Something about this feels like an artifact of Athreos. Probably wouldn't fit, but short flavor text would have been cool.

    Polish -
    (3/3) Quality: Good.
    (2/2) *Main Challenge: Done.
    (2/2) Subchallenges: And done.

    Total: 23/25
    Design -
    (1.5/3) Appeal: A bit slow and risky for Txmmy. Jxnny and Spike both see uses for what is basically a draw engine variant (especially one that free casts Hypergenesis and friends), although Spike isn't happy paying mana to whiff if they exile a land.
    (3/3) Elegance: Seems fine in this department.

    Development -
    (3/3) Viability: Colors and rarity are spot-on.
    (3/3) Balance: The fact that this card costs 1 to exile makes it perfectly safe imho.

    Creativity -
    (2.5/3) Uniqueness: Plenty of cards - many of them artifacts - have allowed you to exile the top card of your library face down in order to later "faux-draw" it, but the activated ability allowing you to effectively colorwash your mana and cast as though the card had flash are interesting twists.
    (3/3) Flavor: I dig it.

    Polish -
    (1.5/3) Quality: Missing a dash to attribute the flavor text as well as text that allows you to look at the exiled cards.
    (2/2) *Main Challenge: Done.
    (2/2) Subchallenges: And done.

    Total: 21.5/25
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on CCL July, Round 2 - Optional Payment Plan
    Round is closed. Please critique the six contestants above you, looping to the bottom as necessary.

    bravelion83
    Eventide Sojourner
    netn10
    Mr. Rithaniel
    Hemlock
    Subject16
    kwanyeegor
    IcariiFA
    Jimmy Groove
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
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